10 Things to Know for Tuesday June 24, 2014

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

1. SECRET MEMO ON DRONE KILLINGS RELEASED

The Justice Department says the government may be justified in killing a U.S. citizen abroad if the person has joined the enemy.

2. KERRY TO IRAQ LEADERS: SHARE POWER

America's top diplomat urges leaders of the country's various factions to form an inclusive government before a Sunni insurgency sweeps away hopes for peace.

3. IRS CHIEF DEFENDS COOPERATION WITH LAWMAKERS

John Koskinen, back on Capitol Hill, says his agency hasn't obstructed Congress in its probe of the targeting of tea party and other political groups.

4. GLOBAL OUTCRY AFTER EGYPT SENTENCES REPORTERS

Three Al-Jazeera journalists are sentenced to seven years in prison on terror-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politicized sham.

5. SYRIA HANDS OVER LAST OF DECLARED CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Damascus transfers the arms to the West for destruction, though doubts remain as to whether all its poisonous gases have truly been removed.

6. WHO'S BEEN BANISHED FROM THE MORMON CHURCH

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicates Kate Kelly, an activist pushing for women in the priesthood.

7. JUSTICES LARGELY UPHOLD OBAMA'S GLOBAL WARMING STRATEGY

But a divided Supreme Court also rebukes the EPA for taking too much authority into its own hands without congressional approval.

8. NO EVIDENCE POLITICS A FACTOR IN SANDUSKY PROBE

A report detailing the handling of the former coach's child molestation case did, however, fault police and prosecutors' "lack of urgency" in bringing charges.

9. HOW AIR FORCE IS TEAMING WITH FLORIDA HOTEL

The Holiday Inn beach resort in Fort Walton doubles as a military radar site in an unusual partnership between the armed forces and a private business.

10. WORLD CUP GAME ATTRACTS SOME 25 MILLION VIEWERS

The United States' 2-2 draw with Portugal was almost certainly the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S.


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